Light Barrier Kimchi and Chips create phantoms of light in the air, crossing millions of calibrated beams with their work . The light installation creates floating graphic objects which animate through space as they do through time.
A fascination with natural light drove the technique of the impressionist painters, they explored new qualities of colour and the trail of time. Kimchi and Chips’ study of digital light discusses a new visual mechanic, their installation adding to the visual language of space and light. As the artist’s inquiry deepens, brush strokes become descriptive like code, detailing reality and allying light with canvas.
Light Barrier was co-commissioned by Future Everything and the British Council. It premiered at New Media Night Festival, Nikola-Lenivets 4–6 June 2014.
This system creates truly volumetric projections which can define 3 dimensional forms in space, in contrast to ‘hologram’ screens and fog screens which create planar images.
Using a combo of convex mirrors, choreographed projections, and strategic puffs of fog, the creative duo behind Seoul-based art and design studio Kimchi and Chips put together this brain-bending installation called Light Barrier. Stare too closely and you just might get transported to another dimension.